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With hundreds of tasty varieties, you can spend summer after summer growing these easy and delicious backyard fruits.
Snip garden-fresh herbs from potted plants right next to your grill for super fresh, super delicious summer meals.
Grow fresh produce just a step away from your door in this small, traditional garden.
A Minnesota couple reap and share what they sow -- in abundance.
A North Carolina couple moves to the country to celebrate fresh food, healthy living, and sustainable farming.
Fruits and veggies that look weird are just as nutritious as their perfect cousins
How many times have you harvested a carrot with two legs, laughed about it, took a picture, then thrown it away? Why didn’t you eat it? It has the same nutrients as a carrot with only one leg...
Instead of using a calendar, manage planting and pest control with growing degree days.
Try using growing degree days to plant your vegetables. This method measures accumulations of heat required for insects and plants to flourish. Len Coop is an assistant professor...
This Iowa woman went through a high tunnel learning curve
In 2010, Sara Pearson and a few of her girlfriends put up a high tunnel on her family’s farm in Wesley, Iowa. She planted vegetables and enjoyed the benefits of an extended planting and...
Learn how to tell if it's still viable
I rarely use an entire packet of vegetable seeds every year. Garden seed gets expensive so I hang onto them, thinking I’ll use them again the next year but I’m never sure if they’ll...
From hand tools to tractors
Efficiently and economically producing crops and vegetables on a small-scale commercial farm is highly dependent on the tools that help you do the job. Andy Pressman is a sustainable agriculture...